we have a pivot to asia, yet the very first trip the president is taking is to the middle east, which suggests you can have a focus on asia, but there is a recognition when you do not pay attention to the middle east, it has a way of imposing itself on you. the strip from the palestinian standpoint is a signal that the president has not lost interest in the issue of trying to promote peace, but there is a question, what is the best way to do it? when he reaches out to the public, to emphasize the importance of trying to do something, he will have a private conversation as well that is geared toward saying, ok, what is it that can be done from your standpoint? also, he is bound to have a conversation that says, if you want to continue to go down the u.n. road, the route of moving and international organizations, that is not road that will lead anywhere. let's focus on a road that has the potential to lead somewhere.